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Education Tue Jun 15 2010

CPS: 35 to a Class

Ron Huberman called an "emergency" meeting of the Board of Education for today to move the district towards shoe-horning more kids in the classroom. The Board dutifully agreed. The timing of this "emergency" meeting could be a little suspicious, as an insurgent caucus dedicated to fighting Huberman tooth-and-nail just won the leadership of the CTU on Friday. Before leaving office, the previous leadership of the CTU filed a lawsuit against the Board alleging that raising class sizes to 35 would violate the fire code in many schools.

UPDATE: Via Mike Klonsky's Small Talk Blog:

 
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Parents Still Steaming, but About More Than Just Boilers

By Phil Huckelberry / 2 Comments

It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents remain irate at the CPS response to date. More...

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Substance, Not Style, the Source of Rahm's Woes

By Ramsin Canon / 2 Comments

It's not surprising that some of Mayor Emanuel's sympathizers and supporters are confusing people's substantive disputes with the mayor as the effect of poor marketing on his part. It's exactly this insular worldview that has gotten the mayor in hot... More...

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